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The massive planet scientists can’t find – BBC News

Strange things are happening at the outer edges of our solar system. An object up to ten times the mass of Earth is pulling others towards it. Is it a planet, or…



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One example is the aptly-named process of spaghettification, which is often illustrated by the fable of an astronaut who ventured too near a black holes event horizon the point beyond which no light can escape and fell in headfirst. Though her head and feet were just metres from each other, the difference in the gravitational forces acting on them would be so great, she would be stretched like spaghetti.
Intriguingly, the effect should be even more dramatic, the smaller the black hole is. Sholtz…

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